Jasper Hippopotamus -- Circa 2100-1800 BCE -- Egypt, Middle Kingdom -- Via Barakat Gallery I LOVE HIPPOS!!!!!
Hippopotamus Egyptian Middle Kingdom (2161–1640 BC) Dynasty 13 (1783–1640 BC) faience This figure of a hippo was molded in faience, a crushed quartz glazed and fired at a relatively low temperature. Copper salts in the glaze impart the bright blue or blue-green color so characteristic of faience objects. Over the animal’s naturalistic shape, the craftsman painted lily plants that appear as a giant tattoo.Saint Louis Art Musuem